90-Day A Better Me Letters Series: Day 68 -Building My Home on a Foundation of Love

Letters from A Better Me

90-Day A Better Me Letters Series

Part III: Living the Journey

Making the Now Count: Rebuilding our Lives

Day 68: Building My Home on a Foundation of Love

Dear Self,

I envision this home within my soul. The colors create beautiful glows of light in every corner. The structure is sound and the interior is filled with warmth. The porch swing creates a wind of peace as it moves back and forth. The furniture is comfortable lovingly worn. The kitchen is a place of enjoyment celebrating the taste buds. I come alive when I envision this home within my soul because it was created with love.

I sleep soundly in my bed knowing my home is safe from intruders. I have to invite someone in and if they choose to disrespect my home, I can ask them to leave. I choose when to shut the door; they stay as long as my thoughts keep them there. I’m responsible for how the people I let in treat my space.

Building my home on a foundation of love means that I choose to clean and maintain my home according to my liking. If I’m feeling a little chaos swirling, I might need to sweep the floors. If I notice the structure needs added support, I’m responsible for giving my home what it needs to function the way I want it to.

Love will always bring me back to center. Love will show me the way if one of my lights goes out. Love will show me when my dimmer switch is set too low. Love will show me when the home needs repairs. Love will grow my landscape into the most beautiful garden for me to enjoy. I will spread my seeds of love as my beautiful garden grows and expands. I smile from ear to ear as I envision my home on a foundation of love.

Today I’m Grateful

  1. I’m grateful for my mind that creates these beautiful visions of home within me.
  2. I’m grateful to know my safety and stability come from within.
  3. I’m grateful for the joy I feel when I’m secure in my home.
  4. I’m grateful for having a place of peace within me.
  5. I’m grateful to feel love for the people around me, because my home is built on a foundation of love, so love is the first thing I see.

 

With Love and Gratitude,

A Better Me

 

Rachael Wolff ©2019

Don’t forget to read today’s companion piece: 90-Day A Better Me Series: Day 68 – Building Our Home On A Foundation of Love

90-Day A Better Me Series: Day 68 – Building Our Home On A Foundation of Love

90-Day A Better Me Series

Part III: Living the Journey

Making the Now Count: Rebuilding our Lives

Day 68: Building Our Home On A Foundation of Love

“Every happy home has a foundation of love and a framework of support.”

-Wes Fesler

I think most of us have heard the saying, “Home is where the heart is.” Well our hearts are in our chests. We build our internal houses on a foundation of love or fear. If our foundation is based on loving perspectives of truth, positive self-worth, and a strong definition of love, we can build a home within us. If our foundation is based on fear-based perspectives of truth, poor self-worth, and a definition of love that confuses love with fear, we build shacks that become dilapidated and wonder why they aren’t stable. We covered all that in Part I & II. If you missed it, please feel free to go back and explore the topic further.

How we choose to build our homes will dictate the choices we make and who we allow to come in them. Think of the three little pigs from the fairytale. The three pigs were tortured by the big bad wolf (fear) who threatened to destroy their houses and eat them. How they built their homes were based on their thoughts and perspectives of truth. We want to make sure the perspectives of truth we are choosing to believe will help us to build homes that won’t be destroyed by fearful actions of others or fear itself.

When we build our homes on a foundation of love, we have so much to offer the world. Our gardens are ones that inspire others and our homes are inviting so others don’t feel threatened by all the dark hallways and cobwebs. When we give seeds from the beautiful gardens we’ve grown, people want to plant them in their own. Life becomes this amazing journey of discovery. We can learn new techniques, gather new tools, plant more flowers, change things to make improvements, and enjoy the learning process from interacting with others on their journeys. Some may offer a beautiful new painting or help us to see that our windows were dirty.

When our homes are built on a foundation of love, our minds are open. We are open to receive more, and we have so much more to give without ever feeling depleted. Life becomes the magical adventure it is meant to be. The more we learn from life, the more we will be able to enjoy it.

The next few days, I will be covering what it means to build our homes on a foundation of love. We will cover the structure (our bodies), choosing what we put in our homes (What we love to do), maintenance (Self-care), and creating a beautiful landscape (Gratitude-centered thinking). Then a little later we will cover visitors, protecting our homes from vandals, and helping others to build theirs. We only have 22 more days to go. We better get building!

 

With Love and Gratitude,

 

Rachael Wolff ©2019

Don’t forget to read today’s companion piece: 90-Day A Better Me Letters Series: Day 68 -Building My Home on a Foundation of Love